Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. If you have breast cancer, or you've been told you may be at high risk of developing it, talk to us. Our dedicated team of breast cancer specialists can answer your questions, calm your concerns, and design a personalized treatment plan. We want to help you get back to living your best life!

At City of Hope, we are committed to treating the whole person, body and soul. We have an unmatched reputation for coordinated, compassionate breast cancer care. We bring together a broad array of breast cancer expertise from multiple disciplines, all under one roof:

Plus, your care continues long after treatment is complete, with our unique family and survivorship programs.

Learn more about breast cancer symptoms, diagnosis and risk factors and about breast cancer in men.

City of Hope is nationally recognized as a leader in the research and treatment of breast cancer. We are one of the few facilities designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, and U.S. News & World Report has named City of Hope one of the top cancer hospitals in America.

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment,  request an appointment online or contact us at 800-826-HOPE. Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information.

Care Team

City of Hope’s renowned physicians and researchers utilize the latest in technology and innovation to treat breast cancer, coupled with our enduring belief in providing unparalleled compassionate care.

James S. Andersen, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Plastic Surgery
Sharon Clancy, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Plastic Surgery
Rita Gidwaney
Nikita Gidwaney, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Diagnostic Radiology
Dawn Hills
Dawn M. Hills, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Surgical Oncology
Arti Hurria, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Medical Oncology
Veronica C. Jones, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Breast Surgery
Laura Kruper, M.D., M.S.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Breast Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
Joanne Mortimer, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Medical Oncology
Eric H. Radany, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Radiation Oncology
Thomas P. Slavin, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Medical Genetics
  • Molecular Diagnostics
George Somlo, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Nimit Sudan, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Medical Oncology
Mark C Tan, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Plastic Surgery
Lesley Taylor
Lesley Taylor, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Breast Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
Lusi Tumyan
Lusi Tumyan, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Diagnostic Radiology
Courtney Anne Vito, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Surgical Oncology
Nayana L Vora, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Radiation Oncology
James R. Waisman, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Medical Oncology
Jeffrey Weitzel, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Clinical Cancer Genetics
Christina H. Yeon, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Medical Oncology
John Hosei Yim, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Surgical Oncology
Yuan Yuan, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Medical Oncology

Success Stories

Kommah's Story
Kommah, breast cancer survivor

For breast cancer survivor Kommah McDowell, a second opinion at City of Hope made all the difference for her and her family…

Don Hoffman Success Story Image
Don, breast cancer survivor

Don sports his pink City of Hope breast cancer awareness pin whereever he goes – spreading the message of early detection as he enlists new recruits in his personal war on cancer.

Homa, breast cancer survivor

“You deserve a doctor you feel confident in and who you believe is invested in your care. That’s why I chose Dr. Somlo and City of Hope.”

Stephanie, breast cancer survivor

“City of Hope saved me. They saved my baby. They saved my family portrait.”

Tests & Treatments

Every breast cancer patient is different, with different needs. At City of Hope, we treat you as a valued individual. Our entire team works together to bring you precise, state-of-the-art surgery, radiation and drug and hormone therapy options that will deliver the best outcome for you. We support you every step of the way, both during treatment and long after, helping you and your loved ones manage your recovery.

Learn more about breast cancer treatment options, including:

Clinical Trials

At City of Hope, we are dedicated to developing new breast cancer therapies to help you live longer, and enhance your quality of life. We offer access to a wide variety of clinical trials not always available to the general public. Our latest research covers new chemotherapy drugs, innovative hormone therapies, innovative surgical techniques and new radiation approaches.

Browse through some of our exciting research projects.


Pick a Walk for Hope location and join us!

You have the power to build a world without women’s cancers.

We all know someone whose life has been affected by breast and/or gynecologic cancers. These are the women we love: our grandmothers, mothers, daughters, wives, sisters and our best friends. Think about the women in your life. Join Walk for Hope and be part of a movement to help them live longer, healthier lives.

City of Hope is leading the fight against cancers unique to women through research, treatment and education. Your commitment to Walk for Hope will support City of Hope’s efforts to push the boundaries of science to advance research and treatments on behalf of women everywhere.

We are counting on you to step up and join us in the fight against women's cancers.

Return to Wellness Program

Already  a leader in supportive care of cancer patients, City of Hope is now launching a new eight-week program called “Return to Wellness,” designed to tackle that big “What now?” question one topic at a time.

City of Hope experts will lead workshops in nutrition, health monitoring, long-term side effect management, body image, sexuality and intimacy, lymphedema prevention, meditation, spirituality, and more. Survivors will also participate in weekly strength training, restorative yoga and support group sessions.

“Return to Wellness” is a collaboration with the Cancer Support Community of Pasadena.  The program is open to women who have completed treatment for breast cancer.  Survivors need not be City of Hope patients to participate. 

"Return to Wellness",  is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 29 to Nov. 19. at City of Hope's Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center. Registration required. Please call 626-218-CARE (2273) or email [email protected]


When you come to City of Hope, you automatically gain access to an unparalleled array of support services to help you and your family take each step during and after your endometrial cancer treatment. We can help with all of these concerns, and more:

  • Managing side effects
  • Pain management
  • Navigating the health care system
  • Your emotional, social and spiritual health
  • Fertility and sexuality concerns
  • Handling and coping with stress
  • Staying healthy and active
  • Healthy cooking and eating
  • Healing arts
  • Caregiver skills
  • Restoring normalcy in your family, job or school routine
  • Return to Wellness Program

Learn more about these resources at our Living with Cancer or Supportive Care Medicine sites.

Additional Resources


Partners Clinic
Breast cancer affects the whole family, causing stress in relationships, among family members, and in your work and home life. A united team can help effectively manage these disruptions. The Partners Clinic is a novel program unique to City of Hope that offers patients and their families an opportunity to grow closer as they solve problems together.

Designed specifically for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and their partners or families, the clinic offers communication training and gender-based problem-solving led by board-certified counseling experts. This session, which occurs at the initial surgical visit, provides patients and their families with the necessary tools to communicate honestly and directly with each other. It actively encourages the sharing of emotional concerns and fears in a way that helps everyone manage their unique situations.

Support This Program

We deliver exquisite care at the leading edge of cancer treatment. It takes the help of a lot of caring people to make hope a reality for our patients. City of Hope was founded by individuals' philanthropic efforts over 100 years ago. Their efforts - and those of our supporters today - have built the foundation for the care we provide and the research we conduct. It enables City of Hope to strive for new breakthroughs and better therapies - helping more people enjoy longer, better lives.



For more information on supporting this specific program, please contact:

Janet Morgan
Senior Development Officer
Phone: 626-218-6250
Email: [email protected]

Or, you can Donate Now to make a gift to support all the research at City of Hope.

An Expert's Voice

City of Hope experts cover prevention, screening, treatment and other breast cancer topics on City of Hope’s Breakthrough’s blog.

  • 4 benefits of receiving cancer support from other couples April 04, 2015 | by Nicole White
  • Inspiring Stories: I faced cancer at 29, breast cancer survivor says December 07, 2014 | by City of Hope
  • 'My cancer diagnosis: What I wish I'd known' – Debbie Brooks December 09, 2013 | by Nicole White
  • Breast cancer screening: Regular exams are crucial (w/VIDEO) September 29, 2013 | by hso
  • Negative tests for BRCA genes don't always ease fears, study says December 19, 2012 | by ronichols
  • Confused about breast self-exams and cancer prevention? Learn more on video October 10, 2011 | by City of Hope Staff
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